Cholera treatment unit in Burao, Somaliland, which was at the heart of an outbreak in recent months. Photo by: Sara Jerving / Devex
Burao, SOMALILAND — On a recent afternoon, six patients remained in a cluster of tents making up the cholera treatment unit in the Togdheer region in central Somaliland. Most of the other beds were empty and the last patients were on the path to discharge. A recovering 1-year old boy named Abdirahman scurried through the children’s inpatient tent giggling.
Dr. Abdillahi Ali Musa remembered more somber days. When the outbreak peaked in June, he and other doctors here were treating over 200 new patients in a day, 70
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